War of the Rebellion: Serial 023 Page 0482 KY., M. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXVIII.

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at this moment. Let us first get ready a force adequate to meet the enemy and then attack and drive him from the country. Yield to impatience and move with inferior forces against our disciplined foe and we are again defeated. See what force we have about Louisville or Cincinnati and say if we should instantly move forward. We had better give the rebels temporary possession than to risk all while that chances are against us. Your suggestions would be undoubtedly sound if our forces were larger.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, September 4, 1862.

General C. P. BUCKINGHAM:

Upon consultation with General Wallace when at Cincinnati night before last I called upon the armed men of the State to rally to the defense of our southern border. Please procure an order on Quartermaster Burr to pay transportation for the same upon my certificates.

DAVIS TOD.

LOUISVILLE, KY., September 4, 1862 - 3 p. m.

Colonel A. STAGER:

Rebels are holding possession of our lines between here and Nashville. Drove back an escort of 200 soldiers yesterday who went with repairers. Morgan was at Danville yesterday on way to Lexington. Line working again to Stanford and Somerset. Rumor of fight at Cumberland Gap. Our forces gained brilliant victory. Unreliable.

SAM. BRUCH.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, September 4, 1862 - 11 a. m.

Colonel A. STAGER:

Paris operators just left. Rebel infantry and cavalry entering town. Cynthiana again threatened this morning. We are ready for them here.

STEVENS,

Chief Operator.

CINCINNATI, OHIO, September 4, 1862.

Colonel A. STAGER:

General Wright has information that the enemy is within 16 miles of the city. Citizens rapidly arming. There has been no circuit south of Covington since 12 noon.

STEVENS,

Chief Operator.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Corinth, September 4, 1862.

Major General HORATIO G. WRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio:

I am hurrying [Gordon] Granger forward as fast as possible. Artillery